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Legislation Advances that Could Ban All New Semiautomatic Handguns in New York!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Please Stand Up and Make Your Voices Heard!

Assembly Bill 6468C, sponsored by State Assemblywomen Michelle Schimel (D-16), passed the Assembly and the Senate version of the bill, Senate Bill 6005, sponsored by State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-31), is currently pending in the Senate Codes Committee.  Both bills require that semiautomatic pistols manufactured or delivered to any licensed dealer in the state of New York be capable of micro-stamping and establish fines for violations of this requirement.

Micro-stamping is an unproven technology that would require unique identifying information from the firearm, including the make, model, and serial number, to be etched into the firing pin and breech face in such a manner that those identifiers are imprinted on the cartridge case upon firing.  The technology can easily be defeated with common household tools, has no public safety value, and adds substantially to the cost of the firearm.  If passed, the availability of semi-automatic handguns in New York could be in jeopardy, as manufacturers simply may choose not to build or sell firearms for purchase in the state, which is the goal of this legislation.

If allowed to become law, this bill will serve as a ban on all new semiautomatic handguns in New York State!  
It is imperative that you contact your lawmakers and ask their position on A6468C and S6005.  Also, respectfully urge them to oppose these bills.

State Assembly Members can be reached by phone at (518) 455-4100.  To find your Assembly Member, please click here

Your State Senator can be contacted through the Senate switchboard at (518) 455-2800.  To find your State Senator, please click here

Also, please email NRA-ILA’s State & Local Affairs Division at state&local@nrahq.org and let us know what response you are getting from your lawmakers concerning A6468C and S6005.
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